Salish: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture

Author: Christine Webster

Publisher: Weigl Educational Publishers

Year: 2008

Genre: Children – Non-Fiction

32 pages

Salish: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Coast and Interior Salish, the people who live in the southern part of British Columbia. The Interior Salish includes the Lillooet, Shuswap, Okanagan, and Thompson Salish. The Coast Salish includes the Bella Coola, Squamish, Halkomelem, and the Straights Salish Nations. The book provides 1 to 2-page spreads about Salish homes, communities, clothing, food, tools, spirituality, ceremonies, language, storytelling, art, and the 13 moon calendar system. Using colour photographs, a map and a few archival images, the book explores the past and present of these resourceful communities. Brief biographical sketch about Musqueam First Nation artist Susan Point is included. A recipe for Soapberry Ice Cream is included. The book also contains a glossary of terms, a timeline, index, and a craft activity.

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Associated Artist(s): Susan A. Point